When excited by ionizing radiation, a scintillator has the particularity to emit an optical photon source proportionally to the received energy within nano seconds.
An effective way to extract the dose deposition information within
the scintillator volume is to funnel the photon beam to a precision
measurement system via an optical fiber.
Plastic Scintillation Detector
The plastic scintillator material used by Medscint is water-equivalent, meaning it doesn’t interfere with ionizing radiation during the energy deposition process. This key advantage makes it the ideal dose detector for a multitude of modalities including electron and photon MV as it provides dose measurement as if it is deposited in water.
With its innovative hyperspectral approach, Medscint is the leader of plastic scintillation dosimetry solutions.
Selection of Scientific Publications
Developed by the scientific community for more than 30 years, dosimetry solutions based on plastic scintillation detector technology offer proven advantages over other types of detectors.
Here is a short selection of publications from the medical physicist and scientist community providing information about a series of advantages of the plastic scintillators technology when applied to various radiotherapy modalities.
Suitable For Multiple Applications
Versatility of Scintillation Dosimetry Enables a New Era for Radiation Research
Emerging developments in plastic scintillation detectors (PSDs) open the door to a new era of dosimetry solutions for fast, accurate and robust dose measurements supporting mainstream to specialized research programs involving radiation.